Donald G. Bollinger Memorial

Student Union

YOUR Union…YOUR Home

The Donald G. Bollinger Memorial Student Union is the community center for Nicholls State University offering activities, programs, services and facilities that complement the academic mission, student development and quality of campus life.

The Student Union is more than a building. It is a student-oriented community with opportunities for cultural, intellectual, social, economic, and ethnic development. We strive to be a professionally recognized system of people, services, programs, and facilities dedicated to achieving and maintaining excellence in:

  • Promoting unity, loyalty and regard for the campus community;
  • Enhancing the quality of life on campus;
  • Fostering learning and personal development through out-of-class experiences; and
  • Providing necessary and convenient goods and services.

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There are a variety of Student Organizations on campus from fraternal to faith based, and academic as well. College goes by fast, so make the most of it.

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SPA is the premier activities programming organization at Nicholls is housed in the Student Union.

SGA is here for you…to provide greater access to services, resources and information to improve the quality of life for ALL Nicholls community members.

UNION OFFICES

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to the Internet, with friends, to fun, with learning, to leadership experiences, to employment, with shopping, to love, with entertainment, with nutrition, to peace, to organizations, with information, to relaxation, to civility, with spirituality, to laughter…

Student Union Facilities

  • Student Union
  • Cotillion Ballroom
  • Bollinger Suite (A Room + B Room)
  • Mardi Gras Suite (Captain’s Room + Carnival Room)
  • Bayou Suite
  • Le Bijou Theater
  • Bowie Room
  • Lafitte Room
  • Century Club Room
  • John L. Guidry Stadium Rental Facilities
  • Sports Facilities
  • Tennis Courts
  • J.J. Ayo Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Areas

Student Union MAP

Student Employment Opportunities

  • Info Desk Assistant
    • Supports and daily activities and events occurring in the Student Union, checks VIP set-ups
    • Serves as a resource to Student Union guests by providing information and answering questions
    • Coordinates Student Union recycling efforts
    • Assists with lost and found items and completes appropriate paperwork
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    • Works evening and weekend hours as needed
    • Attends weekly set-up meetings on a rotation.
  • Reservations’ Office Assistant
    • Answers phone, greets customers, records payments
    • Creates and tweaks reservations in EMS
    • Creates and tweaks OT forms, WO forms
    • Works weekdays
    • Attends set-up meetings as needed
    • Update Campus Events calendar and AXIS digital monitors
  • Facilities Maintenance Assistant
    • Performs custodial functions such as sweeping, mopping, general cleaning
    • Assists with maintenance functions in the Student Union including deep cleaning, painting, and repair of furniture resources
    • Monitors building and facility maintenance needs and works with supervisor top generate work orders
    • Executes and ensures room set-ups in accordance with daily work orders
    • Executes and ensures proper furniture set-up
    • Executes and ensures proper audio visual equipment set-up and breakdown including public address systems (PA), projectors, microphones, portable screens, etc.
  • Event Manager
    • Executes and ensures room and furniture set-ups in accordance with daily work orders
    • Executes and ensures proper audio visual equipment set-up and breakdown including public address systems (PA), projectors, microphones, portable screens, etc.
    • Operates minor to mid-level audio visual equipment such as:
      • amplifiers, monitors and speakers
      • Hard-wired and wireless microphones, lapel microphones, etc.
      • Overhead projectors and data projectors, portable screens, etc.
      • TV monitors, VCR and DVD players
    • Trouble-shoots audio visual equipment and makes minor repairs
    • Occasionally provides direction to other student employees regarding preparation and set up of meeting rooms
    • Assists events sponsors in their use of the facility and serves as the liaison to sponsors during events
    • Attends weekly set-up meetings on a rotation.
  • Building Manager
    • Supervises the operation of the Student Union in the absence of full-time staff
    • Supports and ensures daily activities and events occurring in the Student Union
    • Executes and ensures room set-ups in accordance with daily work orders
    • Interprets and enforces Student Union policies and procedures
    • Serves as a resource to Student Union guests, as well as employees
    • Responds appropriately to a variety of emergency situations including but not limited to medical emergencies, fire, civil disturbances and acts of nature
    • Generates written and detailed reports of all activities occurring during work shift, including unusual situations and circumstances
    • Performs custodial functions such as sweeping, mopping, general cleaning
    • Assists with maintenance functions in the Student Union including deep cleaning, painting, and repair of furniture resources
    • Monitors building and facility maintenance needs and works with supervisor top generate work orders
    • Executes and ensures room set-ups in accordance with daily work orders
    • Executes and ensures proper furniture set-up
    • Executes and ensures proper audio visual equipment set-up and breakdown including public address systems (PA), projectors, microphones, portable screens, etc.
    • Attends weekly set-up meetings on a rotation.

Application click below:
Student Union Applica​tion for Employment

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please complete the application and submit it to edith.kirkland@nicholls.edu.

For information about all campus student employment opportunities visit the Office of Student Employment.

Student Union STAFF

Laura Melton

Director of Bollinger Memorial Student Union and Events
Phone: 985.448.4534
E-mail: laura.melton@nicholls.edu

Andre Dupont

Student Union Supervisor

Phone: 985-448-4535
E-mail: andre.dupont@nicholls.edu

Lisa Hidalgo – Reservationist

Adm. Program Specialist A
Phone: 985.448.4533
E-mail:  lisa.hidalgo@nicholls.edu

Edith Kirkland

Administrative Assistant 3 for Student Life/
Phone: 985.448.4531
E-mail: edith.kirkland@nicholls.edu

Melissa Bolt

Custodian 1 for Auxiliary Services
Phone: 985.493.2622

Quentin Matthews

Custodian 2 for Auxiliary Services
Phone: 985.493.2622
E-mail: quentin.matthews@nicholls.edu

Michael Rhodes

Custodian 2 for Auxiliary Services
Phone: 985.493.2622
E-mail: michael.rhodes@nicholls.edu

AbramWashington

Custodian 1 for Auxiliary Services
Phone: 985.493.2622
E-mail: abram.washington@nicholls.edu

Susan Washington

Custodian 2 for Auxiliary Services
Phone: 985.493.2622
E-mail: Sue.washington@nicholls.edu

Linda Hymel

Administrative Coordinator 3 for Postal Services

Phone: 985.448.4539
E-mail: linda.hymel@nicholls.edu

 

STUDENT UNION HISTORY

In 1948 the Student Union began merely as a social room adjoining the cafeteria available to students. A larger social room in White Hall later began serving students in 1956. This room is now the dean’s suite of offices. As Nicholls reached more milestones, an influx of student spirit and loyalty prevailed. This heightened element led to the desire and need for more student space. At a cost of less than $24,000, a temporary student center was built and opened to students and faculty in the fall of 1960. Funds allocated to the construction of the science building paid for the temporary student center. The temporary center opened where the Powell-White hall patio is today.

As enrollment increased, the temporary student union became unbelievably crowded. Suitable to students needing ample space for relaxation and recreation, Galliano appeared before the Student Senate in hopes of attaining a permanent and more modern facility. The temporary structure was deficient of many conveniences that normal unions had. Galliano’s proposed self assessment ($5 each spring and fall, $2.50 each summer) was approved, allowing the college to borrow as much as $1 million to build a modern day, permanent student union.

In 1960, Acadia Hall, known as Galliano, opened as a student union–cafeteria combination. As to not confuse the proposed student union with the student union-cafeteria, a “wall” was created using movable bookcases in order to separate the two spaces. Although the new student union-cafeteria would be adequate for many years, the vision of having the cafeteria separate from the student union was unrelenting.

Although the state board allocated $1 million towards remodeling and expanding the five-year-old Student Union in 1972, the project was not completed until the fall of 1988.Upon completion of the $1,135,000 project, the Student Union facilities were well planned, modern and most importantly, inviting. The newly renovated snack bar area offered a fairly broad menu, prompt service and table seating at three levels. Constructed where the bookstore was once established, Le Bijou Movie Theater included 180 seats available for viewing in videotape rather than film format.

Reflective of the diverse population at Nicholls State University, activities and programs have also changed and evolved over the years. The Student Union continues to remain the center of campus life, while creating a sense of community and enhancing the quality of life on campus.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Donald G. Bollinger Memorial Student Union

Office Location:
Student Union 18
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2007
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 985-448-4531
Fax: 985-449-7139
Student Union Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sundays: Closed

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